By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of childhood, be able to:
- analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
- perform a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
- demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:
- the normal physiology and clinical biochemistry of childhood and understand age-related reference intervals
- the causes, investigation, diagnosis, monitoring and management of conditions such as hypoglycaemia, calcium and phosphate disturbances, hyperammonaemia, lactic acidosis, and renal disorders including Fanconi syndrome and tubular defects.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:
- the technical aspects of investigation of diseases in childhood
- laboratory investigations of diseases in childhood.
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the competencies in the clinical biochemistry of childhood, be able to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision:
- specimen collection, specimen handling, investigation, diagnosis, interpretation and monitoring of biochemical tests in diseases in childhood, taking into account age-related reference intervals
- the potential for development of childhood disease(s) based on triggers of unusual patterns of results.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.